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31  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / What I Am Best At Swap Round 2 Gallery on: July 07, 2014 08:22:02 PM
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32  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Featured Projects for Clothing: Shoes January-June 2014 on: July 07, 2014 08:06:44 PM
Let's take a look at some of the awesome shoes that have been shared here this year.

To the shoes that were featured in the past go here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413954.0#axzz2Yvw5zDEX

Galaxy Heels by lidehtium

TMNT Shoes by sheriffkarli

Painted Octopus Shoes by lidehtium

Sandals to Fashion Boots by glamboots
33  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Baby Mermaid on: June 25, 2014 08:42:57 AM

My friend's little girl is turning 1 today, and we were invited to attend a party for her. So for a present, I made this little mermaid. She's made from the Baby Mermaid Pattern by Bit of Whimsy Dolls.

She's pretty easy to make (as long as you don't make silly mistakes like I always tend to do), which is a good thing, because now all 4 of my children want one.
34  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Teal and Yellow Rolags and Hand Combed Top on: June 03, 2014 12:19:52 PM

I was recently in the fiber swap and my partners questionnaire listed mustard yellow and teal as a favorite color combination. I wasn't really sure about it, but I went ahead and got some fiber and turned it into some hand combed top.

I really liked the colors together, and decided I needed some fiber in this color for myself. Instead of making for hand combed top, I decided to see how the colors would look in rolag form. They turned out beautiful as well. In fact I like them so much, I may need to go get more fiber to make more of them.

And now for content information: the yellow is colonial wool, teal is merino, white is faux cashemere (which is so incredibly soft), there is some angelina flash fiber, and I believe a little bit of firestar.
35  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / What I Am Best At Swap Round 2 (SU May 27-June 2; SO July 12) on: May 27, 2014 09:51:11 AM


Swap name: What I Am Best At Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: meleriffic
Sign-up date range: May 27th June 2nd
Date to send item by: July 12th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? None

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

We all love crafting, and many of us dabble in various mediums. However, no matter how many things we try and no matter how good we are at them, there are some things we are better at than others. For this swap we will be choosing the medium that we are best at and making 1 large item for our partners.

While only 1 large is required, you may send extras if you choose. Please just discuss this with your partner first. Sometimes there is a bit of confusion as to what is a large item.  So here's a handy dandy guide.  This is a guideline ONLY: a rough estimate of size described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
By Price
-Large = $30 or more

If you have a question about whether an item is a large or not feel free to ask.

No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, dont sign up. If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let the organizer and your partner know ASAP.

Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post on the thread at least once a week to let us know they are still involved with the swap. If you do not post it will be noted in your feedback. If you are going on vacation or will be away from the internet please let us know. You will not be accepted into the swap until you have posted here in the thread.

Delivery Confirmation is required within the U.S. Please send the tracking number to both your partner and the organizer when you send. If you are sending outside of the U.S. keep your receipt as it will be needed as proof of sending if something goes wrong.  

PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

One of the fun things about swaps is being able to see what everyone has made. So please take pictures of the items you received and post them in the gallery. If you know you are unable to post pictures, let your partner know so they can post them for you. (It would be a good idea to take pictures of the item you will be sending just in case.)

Remember, swapping is about having fun. So please lets be kind and courteous so everyone can have an enjoyable time.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you have any allergies?

Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?

Please list the thing or things you are best at:

What types of items and/or mediums would you like to receive?

Items/mediums youd prefer not to receive.

Favorite colors?

Least favorite colors?

Do you have specific ideas or inspirations that would help your partner personalize your piece (Wists, Etsy Favorites, Flickr, etc)?

Anything else youd like your partner to know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.



meleriffic <> honeyd
amazing_784 <> lidehtium
najaorama <> adrienne_bowers

36  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Mother's Day Necklaces for Grandmas on: May 03, 2014 11:44:02 AM
Mother's Day is coming up and my mother-in-law is going to be with us this year. So I thought it would be a good idea to have a present. Several weeks ago, I had pinned a simple birthstone necklace. You can see it here. So I decided to make one for both my mother-in-law and my mother, but using the birthstones of all their grandchildren.

My mother-in-laws necklace:

Close up:

My mothers:

Close up:

I put the birthstones in order of birth on both necklaces.
37  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Cupcake Doll on: April 28, 2014 09:24:04 AM

I made this Strawberry Shortcake-ish doll for my daughter's 2nd birthday. She is made from ghilie's cupcake doll pattern.
38  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Owl and Cow Hats on: April 28, 2014 09:21:45 AM

I made my niece some hats for her 1st birthday. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of them before giving them to her, so these are the best I have.  I found both patterns at Repeat Crafter Me. You can find the owl hat here and the cow hat here.
39  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Strawberry Shortcake Hat on: April 28, 2014 09:16:01 AM

My little girl loves the newest version of Strawberry Shortcake. I dare say she's a little obsessed. So for her 2nd birthday, I made her Strawberry's hat. If you want to make your own you can find the pattern on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/strawberry-shortcake-hat-2

40  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Rolags the Kids Built on: April 28, 2014 09:11:43 AM

Last night, I decided to play with my fiber blending board and let my 7 year old pick out the colors. By the time we got everything out, all four of my children decided they needed to be involved. So I let them all pick some colors they thought should go into the rolags (it is all Sheep Shed Studio Dye Soppers). I had intended that to be the extent of their help, but they had other ideas. While I was putting away the fiber they did not choose, they started loading up the board. The two year old was especially into this part. They didn't help much beyond the first layer of the first batch, but they had fun.

I wasn't too sure about the colors when they chose them, but I think the rolags turned out pretty. Not sure how it will look when I spin them up, but that's okay.
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